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S34 Ep9

Natural Born Hustlers | Episode 3 | Sex, Lies & Dirty Tricks

Premiere: 1/27/2016 | 00:00:41 | NR

The Natural Born Hustlers series concludes with Sex, Lies & Dirty Tricks, which explores sneaky mating techniques.

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The series concludes with Sex, Lies & Dirty Tricks, which explores sneaky mating techniques. For example, a lusty low-ranking male in a mob of red kangaroos considers possible plan A and plan B options when only the alpha male has the right to mate with the females in the group. A male marsh harrier’s solution to avoid conflict with a dominant resident male during breeding season is to grow feathers that make him look like a female. He fools the resident male but is able to woo a real female and settle down to raise a family. The final hour also exposes the dark ways brood parasites avoid parental duties, and how their chicks go even further to get the full attention of their foster parents. It’s a tough world out there, so it’s not surprising that crafty animals turn to disguise, illusion, duplicity and mimicry to beat the odds and live another day.

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NATURAL BORN HUSTLERS
Sex, Lies and Dirty Tricks

NARRATED BY
KEVIN DRAINE

EDIT PRODUCER
LAURA WHITLEY

DIRECTORS
GAVIN BOYLAND
MARK JONES
NICK GREEN
VICTORIA BUCKLEY

PHOTOGRAPHY
ROBIN COX
MARK PAYNE-GILL
WARREN SAMUELS
TOBY STRONG
NICK TURNER
STUART DUNN

SOUND
PARKER BROWN
ANDREW HAWLEY
SEAN MILLAR
PHILIP MYERS
ANDREW YARME

EDITORS
ALEX BOYLE
CHRIS HALL

GRAPHICS
KISS MY PIXEL

COLORIST
FRANZ KETTERER

DUBBING MIXER
CHRIS DOMAILLE

DUBBING EDITORS
GEORGE FRY
GARY MCINTYRE

ORIGINAL MUSIC
WILL HYDE

ARCHIVE
NHNZ MOVING IMAGES
POND 5
SHUTTERSTOCK
WAZEE DIGITAL

PRODUCTION MANAGER
DULCIE ARNOLD

PRODUCTION COORDINATORS
CLARE CROSSLEY
MARIE-ANNE HENDRY

PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT ASSISTANT
SOPHIE JOHNSON

RESEARCHER
ABIGAIL LEES

ARCHIVE RESEARCHER
GEORGE PILLAS

SPECIAL THANKS
CLARE BROOK
GREG COPE
CHRIS EADS
JENNIFER ARCHAMBAULT
JOHN ENDLER
LAURA KELLEY
JAKOB BRO-JORGENSEN
PATRICIA BACKWELL
AUDREY STERNALSKI
VINCENT BRETAGNOLLE
CLAIRE SPOTTISWOODE
JEROEN KOOREVAAR
NICHOLAS HORROCKS
MRINALINI ERKENSWICK WATSA
AMANDA RIDLEY
ELIZABETH WILEY
ALEX THOMPSON

COMMISSIONING EDITOR
LUCINDA AXELSSON

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
TIM SCOONES

UNIT MANAGER
MARIA NORMAN

SERIES PRODUCER
HOLLY SPEARING

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SERIES EDITOR
JANET HESS

SUPERVISING PRODUCER
JANICE YOUNG

SENIOR PRODUCER
LAURA METZGER LYNCH

COORDINATING PRODUCER
JAYNE JUN

LEGAL COUNSEL
BLANCHE ROBERTSON

WEB PRODUCER
ERIC R. OLSON

SOCIAL MEDIA EDITOR
ARIANA SVERDLIK

SENIOR PUBLICIST
JOHANNA BAKER

BUDGET CONTROLLER
KAREN FEIGENBAUM

ONLINE EDITOR
STACEY DOUGLASS MOVERLEY
PATRICK KRASS

RE-RECORDING MIXER
ED CAMPBELL

ORIGINAL NATURE THEME
ALEX LASARENKO

SERIES PRODUCER
BILL MURPHY

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
FRED KAUFMAN

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